August 8, 2022 12.35 pm This story is over 22 months old

Service station planned for A15 roundabout at Lincolnshire Showground

Coffee shop and rapid electric car charging included

Developers submitted plans for a new service station with two drive-thru units on land next to the Lincolnshire Showground, off the roundabout joining the A15 and Tilbridge Lane (A1500).

Aziz Patel, of Brookfield Property Holdings, and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (the charity which owns and operates the Showground) said in an application to West Lindsey District Council that the land was currently used as a temporary car park for less than five days a year.

The new petrol station will include around 500sqm of retail space and an electric vehicle charging hub with eight rapid charging points. At least one of the drive-thru units would be a coffee shop. Roof solar panels would also generate around 52kWp of renewable energy.

The planning statement submitted to WLDC said the proposals could create up to 68 jobs.

“This roadside services facility would deliver important new local transport infrastructure that will address a significant under-provision of vehicle refuelling/recharging facilities within the area and along this particular section of the A15,” said the documents.

“It will also increase local choice and competition for fuelling facilities.”

A masterplan for the new petrol station and drive-thru facilities.

The developers added: “Whilst the A15 provides a strategic transport route for the locality and region, it currently lacks existing roadside service provision between Scunthorpe to the north west and Lincoln to the south.

“This matter is becoming of increasing importance as part of the transition from combustion engine to electric vehicles.”

The recent application has so far had one online comment submitted, with resident Michael Pickles asking for a footpath to be extended down the A1500 to allow pedestrian access from the local college and houses at Woodland’s Edge.

Rendered images from the planning application submission.

Green and fossil fuels would be on offer.